Emily Olson - Flute

Flutist Emily Olson has enjoyed a 20 year career teaching privately and performing regularly with the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestras, and in musical theatre productions for the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and The Encore Theatre in Dexter.  Summer performances have brought Emily to Michiganís Upper Peninsula, where she has appeared with the Pine Mountain Music Festival and Strings on the Bay chamber music series.

Originally from Ohio, Emily attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies in flute performance and music education.  She continued to the University of Michigan to earn her masterís degree in flute performance, with additional graduate studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  Emilyís principal teachers were Katherine Borst Jones, Leone Buyse, and Lorna McGhee.

In addition to performing and teaching (and raising three budding musicians at home), Emily brings therapeutic music to the hospital bedside as a Certified Music Practitioner.  She trained with the Music for Healing & Transition Program (MHTP) and is on staff with the Beaumont Health System in Dearborn and Farmington Hills.

Last updated January 2018